Mar. 28-31, 2013 Death Valley Noob's Rally
THE OFFICIAL RIDE REPORT IS FOUND HERE
march 28 - 31, 2013 (thurs-sun) at panamint springs resort.
Death Valley National Park Info and Guide
Like all national parks, entering Death Valley NP we are subject to the same National Parks Rules and Regulations
National Park FEES
first, there's no cell service at PSR, then we can't rely on the spotty wifi to connect to the outside. there are cell services at furnace creek (not sure if stovepipe has signal). we are pretty much unplugged for most of the time.
yes....i will have a sat phone for emergency use (2 others are bringing theirs)....:D
if you want the #, send me an email at advsprinter at gmail.com
name - advhandle - phone #
share the # with your family members to contact you in case of an emergency at home. you may also use the phone on a limited basis; for emergency or special case.
"2013 noobs death valley rally" is also known as the march madness dv rally. death valley has so much to offer, all kinds of terrain, from too easy to very challenging. so many places to ride, some are less than 3 miles from camp, and some are far enough that your limit is your fuel range.
happy to say, this will be our 8th event, and just keep on getting better
1st noob's rally, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
if you have the time, please check out the RRs.
one of my fav. pics. courtesy of isaacwest
this is an event that is focused to get noobs and returning adv riders to come out and meet like minded people. taking care of the noobs has been our tradition, however, the rest of the year - you're on your own.......:D.... j/k
not just for noobs, the truth is all skill levels are welcome;and had participated in the past. as always, many helped out and provided support.
another objective of this event is to raise money for charitable organizations dedicated protecting our cause - the enjoyment of the outdoors and sharing of the trails and public lands. donations had been made to california off-road vehicle association (corva), blue ribbon society (brc) and stewards of the sequioas (sos). couple of years ago, we raised a good amount of $ and were sent to "rider down foundation" through jimmy lewis. we plan to do the same thing again this time.
$1K to blue ribbon coalition
$1k to corva
$800 to stewards of the sequoia
$200 to rider down foundation
the amount is not much. please check out their website and be a member, give donations and volunteer.
they need our help.
hope to see you many of you there...:wave
PLEASE do not PM me asking for details or making inquiry, POST THEM UP!
others and i will try to answer your question. many could benefit from the answers too. thank you.
fees and other information
EVENT DETAILS AND INFORMATION
1. the event is from thursday to sunday
2. come in earlier or leave later...you're on your own, including camping.
3. when you arrived at the campground, please check in at site #46. marcia or me or another person will help you. if no is one there, there will be a note with a direction.
4. pick up your name badge (it will have your first name and adv handle below), and we suggest you wear it while in the campground. it's good to know people by their first name - good beginning.
5. your name badge will have your dinner code. DT = thursday dinner, DF = friday dinner and DS = saturday dinner or D3 - 3 nights dinner. that is your pass for whatever dinner you paid.
6. you also get a raffle ticket. make sure you write your adv handle on the back of the ticket. we won't be calling ticket # but your adv handle. put ticket in the raffle jar.
7. you could also inquire at the reception for your campsite # if you don't know or just to verify.
8. if you made a donation via paypal, you should get 1 raffle ticket for every $10 you donated. do the same, write your adv handle in the back of the ticket. see me if you need to clarify something.
9. extra raffle tickets are available, $10 each. there will be someone in charge - tbd.
10. there will be a collection jar for trash disposal - it's all voluntary. the cost for the weekend is $500. yes folks, disposing trash in the desert is expensive. it's always a good practice - bring it, use it and take it home or pack it in - pack it out. if we only all take responsibility of our action this won't be needed.
DINNER will be at site #46 - BRING YOUR OWN FORK, SPOON, SPORK AND CUP. ONCE YOU'RE DONE WITH YOUR PAPER PLATE - WE WILL HAVE AN AREA TO BURN THOSE PAPER PLATES. NO PLASTICS PLEASE!
if you could not get there on time, prearrange with someone to pick your food, but you have to give your name badge to this person. no badge - no dinner
after everyone get their portion (no more line) and if there are still extra food, feel free to go for your second.
11. thursday dinner @ 6 pm is a fund raising event for Stewards of the Sequoia. only those who prepaid can participate in the dinner. please show your name badge with the dinner code to avoid any embarrassment. others are welcome to hang out.
thursday dinner menu - cheeseburger, chili, etc. bob aka lonestar is the master chef. please offer your help.
12. jimmy lewis demo @ 4 - 6 pm
13. friday dinner @ 6 pm - shrimps and scallop pasta, salad, etc.
COMMEMORATIVE GLASSES WILL BE GIVEN AWAY ON FRIDAY @ DINNER TIME, THEY ARE YOURS TO KEEP. TRAVELTOAD IS DONATING THESE WITH THE SUPPORT OF JEFF (JAB).
14. saturday dinner @ 6 pm - carne asado and chicken taco, salad, beans or rice, lemonade
15. sopascat will be baking the adv famous brownies and will get passed around the campfire on saturday night
RAFFLES ARE ON BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS @ site #46. jimmy (1224r), todd (big todd) and bill (conteacher) will be the emcees. other volunteers - marcia, nicole, and more volunteers.
it is not necessary you be there to win as long you leave your badge with someone to pick your prize.
you are entitled to 1 raffle ticket if you present your national park fee stub or annual pass.
EMERGENCY CONTACTS, ISSUES, SAR, FIRST AID, SPOT, WHEREAM I RIDING - SEE POST #5 OR DAVE (DSM8)
GROUP RIDES - IF YOU HAVEN'T SIGN UP, SEE POST #6 -OR CHRIS (BROWNEYE)
CAMPING ISSUES - SEE JIM (SPAFXER) OR ERSIN (FYYFF)
COMMEMORATIVE TEES ARE HERE
if you want to purchase tees.....please click HERE
NOTE: the color shown is light blue.....the actual color is light gray (i forgot the exact technical description), sorry it comes only this color.
i apologize for the short window in ordering them, we need to get all the orders by sunday night - March 17th. anyway, good chance, most are already ready to pull their wallet.
there are also other good stuff available...feel free to browse around.
1. FOLKS – MANY OF US WILL INHERIT THE AFTERMATH OF YOUR INAPPROPRIATE ACTIONS OR MISTAKES,
AVOID THIS BY PARTICIPATING IN A POSITIVE AND RESPONSIBLE MANNER.
2. WHATEVER IT IS OR WHEREVER YOU ARE, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE OF YOUR ACTION. THINK BEFORE YOU
3. RESPECT THE “PSR CAMPGROUND RULES” AND OBSERVE “THE NATIONAL PARKS REGULATIONS”. NO
FIREWORKS OR ILLEGAL CAMPFIRE! NO OFF (THE) ROAD OR CROSS COUNTRY RIDING!
4. DO NOT TAKE THE ATTITUDE THAT WE PAID FOR OUR CAMPING, SO….OUR TRASH IS NO LONGER OUR
RESPONSIBILITY! PACK IT IN – PACK IT OUT; OR LEAVE IT BETTER THAN THE WAY YOU FOUND IT.
5. BRING A PROPERLY MAINTAINED BIKE WITH GOOD AND PROPER TIRES. BRING TOOLS AND CERTAIN SPARE PARTS.
6. MOST OF ALL, WE WANT YOU TO ENJOY AND COME HOME IN 1 PIECE. PLEASE KNOW YOUR LIMITS. BE TRUTHFUL
OF YOUR SKILL LEVEL. IT IS A NOOBS RALLY, NOTHING TO BE EMBARRASSED. THIS IS NOT A RACE!
1. CAMP HOST- JIM (SPAFXER)
2. IN LIST AND CAMPGROUND SITE # MANAGER - ERSIN (FYYFF)
3. RECEPTION AND BADGES - MARCIA, CATHY
4. FIRST RESPONDERS SEE POST #5 - DAVE (DSM8) AND REDO5 (ROB)
5. SPOT AND WHEREAMIRIDING MONITOR - DSM8
6. COMMUNICATIONS - GEOFF (GS SEQUIOA)
7. RECYCLING AND CAMPGROUND HOUSEKEEPING
8. GROUP RIDE LEADERS - SEE POST #6
1. PINOCONO -1
2.BROWNEYE - 1
3.1224R - 2
4. SPANK - 2
1. PINOCONO 10 X 10
2. JOEL 10 X10
3. GSSEQUIOA -
2. SLUGDAD - 1/2 TRUCK BED
note: the firewood is for the group campfire (site #46). if you want your little campfire in your site, you have to bring your own.
thank you for reading and for your cooperation.
MOTORCYCLE AND/OR PARTS
RIDGECREST MOTORCYCLE COMPANY
640 S China Lake Blvd
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
LIORS MOTORIDE - Lior will be at PSR during the event
Fax (877) 747-6004
1513 N Mahan St, Ridgecrest, CA
McBride's Metal Works
Fine Art Creation & Specialty Welding
SITES #46 TO 49 ARE RESERVED FOR THE EVENT ORGANIZERS
WE WILL HAVE THE CAMPFIRE AND DINNER AT #46
FOR THOSE LOOKING TO IMPROVE THEIR RIDING SKILLS, CHECK OUT JIMMY LEWIS RIDING SCHOOL
we plan to hold the following:
thursday group dinner - fundraising for "stewards of sequoias"
friday group dinner - cheeseburger, chips, chili beans and salad. byob
saturday group dinner - tbd
BRING YOUR OWN FORK, SPOON, DRINKING CUP and other utensils.
PLEASE SEE POST #4 BY FYYFF FOR THE IN LIST. POST UP IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION, COMPLAINT OR JUST WANT TO UPDATE YOUR PROFILE. IF YOU'RE LATE IN THE PARTY, SEE THE LIST WHAT YOU HAVE TO PROVIDE BEFORE YOU POST UP.
saturday afternoon (before dinner)- 1 hour riding lesson/demo
saturday nignt - raffle
DSM8 will provide gps routes - SEE POST #6
DONATIONS AND RAFFLE PRIZES:
1. nowwhat - 1 case of karma tequila
2. lifeofreilly - TWO (2) - 1 windows and 1 mac ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS6 $$$$
3. jab and traveltoad - commemorative glasses - for all participants
4. bigtodd - water sports gear from body glove...surfer not included
Body Glove Marine GPS-VHF Radio by Nautilus Lifeline - MSRP $400
5. buster714 - gift from solomotoparts.com
10x Gift Certificates for 20% OFF Rekluse Motor Sports at SoloMotoParts.com
4x $25 SoloMotoParts.com Gift Certificates
1x 100% Racecraft Motocross Goggles Bar Code (Multi)
1x Baja Designs Turn Signal Mini Stalk LED, Pair
1x MSR Dual Sport Mirror
NEW RAFFLE ITEMS!
One lucky rider will win a full Klim Dakar outfit this weekend!
Klim Dakar JERSEY
Klim Dakar PANTS
Klim Dakar GLOVES
You choose your colors and sizing. We pay for it. :clap
KLIM Technical Apparel (2013 gear available next week!)
Two lucky winners will take home a Ballistic EVO2 Lithium Ion Battery!
I'll have a big Solo Moto banner up at my campsite. Feel free to come by and say hello. Looking forward to seeing everyone soon!
6. liorsmotoride - $200 gift certificate for motorcycle repair and service (labor only) liorsmotoride
7. fergus (fhammond) - 1 ADOBE LIGHTROOM
8. mr.G - 2 bottles of Slime, Smith moto goggles, 4 assorted moto oil filters, dirt bike grips, 2 pair Cabelas silk underliner socks, mens small, adv decals
9. kurt (ktmforget) & martha - $100 gift certificate from Black Dog Cycle Works
10. denis ( XC Rider) - raffle/door prize type of thing, will post up specifics.
11. galacticgs - $150 gift certificate - wolfman luggage
12. paul (loner) - klim gear bag
13. bill (ConTeacher) - Autographed, inscribed FOUR COPIES of Conversations with a Motorcycle (Donated by the author Jack Riepe)
14. Randy Felice -A&S Powersports Roseville, CA - $3K (200 gift certificates @ $15 each) for any purchase at A & S Powersports
15. Jimmy Lewis - gift certificates to jimmy lewis off road school
16. mark (gear junkie) - swags and gift certificates from KLIM
17. jeff (jab) - led flashlights
18. itnanti - large tommy bahama shirt
19. brian (wotdesigns) - omni-cruise - cruise control
20. ken (blaise) - brand new alpinestar tech 3, size 10 boots
21. david (adkjack) - 5 sets beemer buddies handgrip
22. ben (coxr650l) - dubinky enduro-adventure pants and jerseys
23. jo (roundtripping) - ktm 990 tank bag and harness
the bike is gone but the tank bag has been treated with TLC
24. john (jnyrav) - msr tool pak
25. jerry - $100 service certificate from four stroke works hesperia
26. motorcyclegear.com - 2 x $40 gift certificate motorcyclegear.com
27. jimmy (1224r) - evs cooling vest, large
28. bill (eakins) - BUTLER MAPS
29. clearwaterlights.com - 50% VOUCHER CLEAR WATER LIGHTS
30. jim houle (xpc seating system) - gift certificate for 1 XPC CUSTOM SEAT
31. nate and k.c. - DirtTricks - 2 ironman sprockets and 18 coupons @ 50% discount
32. ken (blaisew) - profill tank strainer for drz
33. lcolton_bmwvc - $100 gift certificate from BMW Ventura County
34. steve zolliinger - 25 coupons @ 20% discount at SCOTTS
35. gordon allen - 6 (six) @ 20% Baja Designs Inc discount coupons on all their products.
and just a reminder, all adv member get 10% discount; same deal you'll find on the bd vendor thread
36. dbz products - 1 voucher for 1 set of ranger bags and brackets from Dirt Bagz
37. mike (michael.brat) - 1 Tool Wrap for GoPro Cameras from Riseful
38. olaf (olafoforegon) - 1 Giant Loop Tank Bag and several t-shirts
39. aaron (ixab) - 1 copy of Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
40.TrailTech http://trailtech.net/ is donating these....and they are MADE IN THE USA
41. dave (dsm8) - 1 med size adventure jacket
42. Helmet Head Cycle - 2 helmet sun blocker
43. and 44. double take and dsr
double take is donating a pair of mirror and their sister company DSR is sending 2 Instructional Riding Techniques DVDs.
i borrowed this pic from solormotoparts.com. not the actual set, but you get the idea.
45. Ian McAdam - $100 in gift certificate, labor only from prospeedmc
Address: 10042 Artesia Place Unit: D Bellflower, CA 90706
Phone: (562) 804-5017
46. Promach Manufacturers in Somers MT, has donated a Dual Tool Plus kit consisting of a Promach Dual Tool and a Tamper Resistant Oil Cap.
46. ason - illking is donating a set of handguards......:thumb
47. andrew (tessitori) unfortunately could not make this year's, however he sent me his donation.....:clap
it's a tire pump that's all i know. everything else is written in german...Minifusspumpe mit analogem oder digitalem Manometer..:D
48. Kevin & Christine Muggleton, owners of Redverz Gear - Redverz Go Bag - 13L Dry Bag
49. nicole and paul - advmoto magazine - FIVE 1 year subscription + bringing hard copies to the campground
50. dave of motohelp - 1 jacket xxxl
51. Rich Taylor from EKS GOGGLES is donating some goggles for the raffle
52.Rob Watt, owner of TrailMaster Adventure Gear http://<WBR>trailmasteradventures.com/<WBR>index.html has generously donated
One pair of A1200 Adventure Bags for the GSA
(Hat & riding partner NOT included)[/CENTER]
AND one pair of ]A650 Adventure Bags for the V-Strom
FOUR Changing Mats!
The Changing Mat is a lightweight folding mat that will keep your wheel out of the dirt when changing a flat. The pocket it packs into becomes a temporary storage place to keep all the small parts, like your axle nut, value stem or tools when doing a tire change. It will keep your socks clean when changing out of your riding gear. It serves as a door mat when getting in and out of your tent. Use it for a food prep station when you don't have a picnic Mat. Only your imagination will limit the many ways you can use The Changing Mat.http://hl.megashares.com/9999pt8QejDIh.jpg
53. mxbundy of SEAT CONCEPTS is donating 1 kit for your seat. they have the seat for most models. if you win this and has a weird bike, you get to pick the next raffle prize.
if you could not wait neither have the luck, contact bundy here.......http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=621311
54. finn (lost rider)
lost rider and izzieblue donating lots of goodies for the raffle.
not 1, not 2 BUT....
THREE Tours, separate winners - a one day Lost Rider tour on the appropriate bike of the winners choice, or a $350 credit towards one of my 4 day guided tour Lost adventures. The winner will have to follow the advertised requirements for the tours, same as anyone else, and can transfer the prize to anyone else if they choose.
will bring 3 gift certificates to the rally to give to the winners.
also will bring a handful of LOST decals for you to use as you see fit...
Here's the link to lost rider's site and a Logo for the post if you'd want to us it.
55. Nancy aka izzyblue would like to donate two separate $80 store credit towards any Oakley Googles shipped to their home free of charge to the winners from Acadamy Optical. Acadamy Optical can also offer prescription lens inserts for these googles for an extra charge.
We will bring a couple of Oakley catalogs and gift certificates to the raffle to be given to the winners. We figured it would be best to let the winner choose their poison, no sense in a girl winning a guys googles, or a BMW rider winner Orange goggles, etc. She wants the winner to be able to use them.
Her business info is Academy Optical, Oaks Mall, Thousand Oaks, CA. Winners will not need come to the store to claim prize. They do not have a website currently...:ear
Here's a link to Oakley's site for all the choices.
56. Chad @ Adventure Motostuff in Carson City Nevada is donating GIFT CERTIFICATES
Visit them at: amotostufff.com
57. Keith, Kevin, Craig and the crew at Carson Motorsports/KTM is providing Gift Certificates and goodies for the Noobs event.:D
CMS is one of the largest and bestest (yeah, Google it...) KTM Adventure Moto dealers in Northwestern Nevada.
They can be found at www.carsonktm.com.
58. wazoo is sending us a bunch of goodies. thanks to patrick (pomo) for hooking us up.
nameplate, paracord, whistle and fire starter all in one.
one gear i want with me....:thumb
check out their site, lots of useful survival items.
59. big todd's buddy at PELICAN PRODUCTS dropped off some raffle swag today. Joel isn't going to know what to do the list I sent him :D
60. trailjammer - $20 gift certicate...[url]http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=839454
61. Josh Veater from RockyMountain ATV/MC has donated $100 in gift cards, a banner, a couple hats, some tools, a rear fender pack and a front fender pack!
For over 27 years Rocky Mountain ATV/MC's passion has been for dirt bikes, atv's and motorcycles. Our location and experience gives us a unique understanding of your riding needs. Whether you ride motocross, woods, desert, sand, off-road, or street, we have the right parts, motorcycle and ATV tires and riding gear for you.
Mr. Jim Lubin from www.Vehicle-Systems.com http://hl.megashares.com/9999ptZo4YiEh.jpg has donated two pairs of his
TailGate Latch bars!
Tailgate Latch Bars hold truck tailgates at a 30° angle, creating clearance for motorcycles to be put in parallel to the bed, rather than sideways.
• Tailgate remains at an upright angle, so bed cargo can't slide out
• Installs and removes in less than 30 seconds
• No tools or modifications required
• Anodized 6063-T651 and stainless steel construction for all weather durability
• A simple, low cost alternative to expensive bed extenders
• Available for Chevy/GM, Dodge Ram and Dakota, Toyota Tundra, and Ford full sized trucks
• Patent pending Tailgate Latch Bars are made in USA
63. Cycle Gear's Store Marketing Manager, Rich Owens, has donated a complete set of BiLT Explorer Gear (http://motor.cyclegear.com/motorcycle/Bilt-Explorer).
The package includes: Helmet, Boots, Jacket, Gloves and Pants! :eek1
The BiLT Explorer line from Cycle Gear consists of jackets, pants, boots, gloves and a helmet, all of which were designed with adventure-touring in mind. The Explorer Helmet features an innovative drop-down sun shield allowing riders to have clear vision when transitioning from sun to shade with a flip of a switch. The Explorer Boots are made of waterproof and breathable leather and offer excellent ankle support. The remainder of the BiLT Explorer line also seeks to meet to the unique needs of the Adventure Rider.
FYYFF / Fri-Sun / Riding In / 990Adv
Here is the campground layout.
MC1: Riding In for 1 night
MC2: Riding In for 2 nights
MC3: Riding In for 3 nights
TR1: Trucking In for 1 night
TR2: Trucking In for 2 nights
TR3: Trucking In for 3 nights
BT1: Trailer/Dry RV for 1 night
BT2: Trailer/Dry RV for 2 nights
BT3: Trailer/Dry RV for 3 nights
RV1: Full Hookup RV for 1 night
RV2: Full Hookup RV for 2 nights
RV3: Full Hookup RV for 3 nights
M1: Riding IN/Trucking or what ever for 1 night
M2: Riding IN/Trucking or what ever for 2 nights
M3: Riding IN/Trucking or what ever for 3 nights
CP1: Carpooling with someone for 1 night
CP2: Carpooling with someone for 2 nights
CP3: Carpooling with someone for 3 nights
GPS & SAR Details
SAR List and GPS Tracks:
The tracks we have to date for DV can be downloaded from here:
File Name: DVTracks.gpx
Blue = Beginner - Maintained or graded dirt or rough old pavement.
Red = Intermediate - Unmaintained dirt, 4x4 recommended.
Tan = Advanced - Never been maintained, 4x4 req, possible single-track.
Black = Expert - Gnarly single-track.
Color code is approximate, not exact. Conditions can change year to year.
SAR Input form:
What to Bring List:
There have been a lot of great examples of what to bring, in DV prepare for the worst. This is a list of what you should have on your person for each days ride.
You might not need it but be glad it is there in case you do.
And most important use common sense. If you are at Tea Kettle, a new rider and it is getting dark.
Take the easy way home, Lippencott is not the right choice.
Pride cometh before the fall (and fall and fall and fall...you get the idea).
Sometimes it is better to wait for help than to keep going. If you are with a group and one person is broke down wait with the broken down person while the faster riders (if present) go for help. They will tell the people coming to get you there are two bikes not just one for example. Just use your best judgement, that is by far the most important tool you have.
We will have group rides for different skill levels. We need volunteers (just like the previous years). plan your route and we will post them here.
Attention ride leaders, volunteers and participants - this is the official Rally Group Ride sign-up site:
Group Rides List
1. Ballerat and Wildrose - noobs and sidecars - FULL
2. Get the Kinks Out Dunes Ride - noob - FULL
3. Osborne Cabin - Thursday afternoon - noob
4. Lookout City Sunset Ride - intermediate
1. Hunter Moutain, Teakettle, Racetrack, Ubehebe Crater -- noob - FULL - We can add a second group so post up if want to go on this one.
2. Steel Pass -- intermediate level - ALMOST FULL
3. Rhyolite, Titus Canyon -- noob level and sidecars. FULL
4. The LONG Ride - advanced. Small group -
5. Choride Cliffs - noob -
6. Hunter Mountain Lippencott Loop - intermedeate - FULL but can start another one
7. Pleasant Canyon/Briggs Cabin Night Ride - advanced
8. Butte Valley, Mengal, Goler - noob -
9. Darwin, Olancha Dunes, Trona Pinnacles, Escape Route - noob
10. Noobies on Knobbies - Ballarat, Goler, Wildrose - noob
11. Gettin' Pruney - Saline Valley Hot Springs - noob
12. Titus Canyon with Airborndad - noob
13. Ice Cream Tour - Hotmaandme says..."I have a tradition every year on the way back from some ride on Saturday or Sunday.I stop at Stovepipe Wells and get a ice cream . As per my tradition I get a Snickers ice cream bar, they are great, and sit out in the parking lot and enjoy it. This is just a note to enjoy the event don't get caught up rushing around trying to see and do everything. Take some time to stop have a ice cream or take in the views and snap a picture."
1. Campwheretheheckahwee - Chloride cliffs, Beatty, Rhyolite, Titus - Easy road and dirt - FULL
2. Choride Cliffs, Beaty Rhyolite - 2 - noob - FULL
3. Big Bike Steel Pass Challenge - intermediate - FULL
4. Cerro Gordo - Salt Trams - intermediate -
5. Not Really a Ride ride - Hunter Mt. Tea Kettle, Ubehebe - (truck support) - noob
6. Panamint Valley Cabin Loop - noob
7. The Other Titus Canyon Ride - noob
1. Darwin - noob - FULL
Updated MARCH 25th.
NOTE: The ride lists allow you to change your signups, so if you change your mind or want to ride with your buddies and they signed up for a different ride, just change your selection. It's not set in stone.
If a group ride is full post up and we'll split or add one. Any group over 10 can easily be split into two groups with a couple of more riders added on.
If you know you're not going to do a ride you're signed up for then please do take your name off so someone else can sign up. YOU CAN ONLY DO ONE RIDE PER DAY!!
A few pix of these destinations...
Hunter Mountain Road
Tea Kettle Junction
Saline Valley Hot Springs
The Salt Tram and Cabin
Panamint Springs Resort Cafe
thurs to Sunday, trucking in, KTM 690r
This is going to be a great rally! This will be my third, and they seem to just get better and better...
I saw that jarthur had a great write up on bike prep and maintenance. I shared a camp space with him last year and can say that he really knows his stuff. I would only add that if you have never changed a flat or patched a tube, practice one in your garage.
The following is a list of tips collected from some of the "vets", including Joel:
1. spare front and rear tubes, patch kit and pump
3. water and energy bar
5. bike in good working condition
6. decent - good tires
7. up to date or done recent bike maintenance
8. after returning from a ride, fill up, next morning may not be the same
9. wear proper riding gear and protection, this means proper off road riding boots and pads!
10. practice on how to change a tire before the rally
11. whenever entering the national park boundaries, pay the park fee and observe the park rules and regulations.12.
12. if you can get a spot, bring it and share your share page with someone else
13. learn how to use your gps if you're planning to bring it
14. stay hydrated, bring hat and sunscreen
15. Carry a map of the area, NatGeo makes a good one. You can also download some online. Gps's don't always work!
16. Ride in a group, at least two or three, especially if you're a "noob"
17. Keep in mind that we are guests in the park, and Panamint Springs Resort. This means pack out what you bring in, or at least make sure any trash makes it to the dumpster.
If you've never been to a Noob Rally, it's a pretty welcoming place. Take a chance to introduce yourself to Joel/NSFW and thank him. He's a great guy and the original "Uber Noob" :)
See you PP's out there,
Can I go if I'm not a n00b? :ear
Aw fuggit, I gotta go to this at least once, right? In on the small bike.
Edit: Which means I'm gonna truck it up. In Fri-Sun. Possibly Thursday too.
In! Thursday night to Sunday, car towing in, WR250R. Friday and Saturday meals.
Glad you like that photo of Striped Butte, it's one of my favorites too.
IN! I'm planning on a longer stay this time - going up Wed evening and heading for home Monday afternoon. Taking the car and trailer. IN for all the meals and all trips by foot over to the PSR bar :lol3
In! Trucking in big bike - 950 SE, thurs - sunday. Been wanting to ride this area so. I guess I'm half a noob.....
Why the hell not? Bringing the Husky this time. Anyone have spare room on a truck heading through the Bay Area?
Yeah but leaving the SE home for this one...I think....pretty sure...I think.
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